It is with great pleasure that we introduce you to the architects and designers who created the unique house plans in our ever-growing portfolio of beautiful homes. We are honored to represent them and their award-winning designs.
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Neill Aarons, a native Floridian, began his career in the architecture and construction industry in 1981. He began by working for a prominent custom homebuilder, involving himself in all facets of home construction. It was through this experience he first realized his passion for the industry, and his desire to learn more. After receiving his Architectural degree, Mr. Aarons worked for some of South Florida's most prestigious architectural firms, during which time he assisted in the design and construction of numerous residential and commercial projects.
Mr. Aarons then went on to establish his own architectural firm, as well as his own construction and development company. His success in both architecture and construction can be attributed to the intimate .... More
David and Anni, AIA members, are the husband and wife founders and primary architects of the award winning firm, Arkin Tilt Architects. Arkin Tilt specializes in energy and resource efficient design and their projects embody a marriage of thoughtful design and ecology, creating spaces that are both comfortable and lyrical. Their work pays particular attention to the integration of the natural and built environments. Among the initial founders of the California Straw Building Association (CASBA), they have extensive experience with straw-bale construction as well as rammed earth, renewable energy systems, greywater, and non-toxic and recycled materials.
Arkin Tilt projects include residential, commercial, park buildings, and ecological resort planning and design. .... More
Georgia Bizios has practiced architecture since 1976 as a consultant to architectural firms and individual clients in Minnesota, Louisiana, and North Carolina. Her professional experience includes residential, commercial, and planning projects. She founded Bizios Architect in 1990 with a focus on residential architecture. Under her leadership, the firm has completed a significant number of built projects, including custom homes, additions, and renovations.
Her academic career began at Tulane University in 1974, where she taught architecture for twelve years. She has been a member of the architecture faculty at North Carolina State University since 1986. Her teaching and research interests include architectural design, site and sustainability issues, user .... More
Matthew is an award–winning architect, with 18 years of design and consulting experience. He is forward–thinking, focusing on where architecture and sustainable designs are heading – using technology to promote the most versatile use of energy and materials.
Matthew is the recipient of numerous honours and awards and has been published in respected publications including: Wall Street Journal, Men's Journal, Professional Builder, New York .... More
Debra Coleman has been a licensed architect since 1984, and has been designing energy efficient and passive solar homes since 1985. In 2002, she received the "Best Practice" Sustainability Award for Residential Buildings from the Sustainable Building Industries Council. Her homes have also been on the National Tour of Solar Homes presented every October by the American Solar Energy Association.
Ms. Coleman's work has been published in Fine Homebuilding (Nov 1993), Solar Today (July/Aug 1996), Mother Earth News (Aug/Sept 2002), Home Power (Aug/Sept 2002), Home Energy (Mar/Apr 2003), Carolina Sun, and the Southface Journal. While practicing in NC, she received the Governor's Energy Achievement Award for both residential and commercial projects. She is currently a .... More
As a youth growing up in Colorado, Laura Sanford Daley spent many a free moment building miniature balsa–wood models of houses with her brother, so it seemed inevitable that architectural design would be in her future. A degree in Interior Design from the Colorado Institute of Art provided a foundation in which to explore the aspects of form and space, but eventually Ms. Daley felt compelled to move to the architectural world where spaces and forms are created from scratch. Working with various architects in the Midwest and southern California, she gained knowledge and experience in a "hands–on" environment, moving eventually back to her Colorado roots where she has had her own practice for almost a decade.
The mountain community of Telluride affords Ms. Daley .... More
Rik Davis is a graduate of the College of Creative Studies in Detroit. His extensive design portfolio includes large corporation tradeshow exhibits, graphic identity work, illustrations, courtroom models, and aftermarket automotive design.
Rik's continuing love, however, is designing homes. His specialty is producing sympathetic and seamless designs that fit the environment. His goal is to consistently satisfy, through design talent and simple listening, the wants and desires of unique and interested .... More
Karen Keating is the President and founder of TKP Architects and Structural Design Partnership, p.c. She has a Masters degree in Architecture from the University of Michigan and holds NCARB registrations in Colorado, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming.
Paul Deardorff is Vice President and Design Director for TKP Architects pc, a full service residential design firm offering architecture, interior design and structural engineering services to home–builders and custom home clients. He is also the Vice President of Structural Design Partnership, a structural engineering firm providing engineering services to the residential design and construction community. Paul has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Idaho, and holds NCARB licenses in .... More
Darrel DeBoer, AIA, president and founder of DeBoer Architects is an internationally known west coast architect named one of the 100 most influential designers by Metropolitan Home. He is an innovator and pioneer in the green architectural revolution and lectures throughout the country. Darrel has facilitated workshops regarding sustainable building techniques and the use of bamboo in architectural applications through UC Berkeley Extension, the Academy of Art College, the County of Alameda and the City of San Francisco. Darrel is current president of the Northern California Chapter of the American Bamboo Society and is the author of numerous articles on bamboo and alternative materials. He is the author of the bamboo chapters in several new books on natural .... More
Michael J. Eckhardt has over 20 years of experience as a registered Architect in the State of Minnesota, and has been in the Architectural field since 1985. Mr. Eckhardt graduated in 1987 from the University of Minnesota School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. He also attended Graduate School at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Santa Monica, California. He has worked for several well-known architectural firms in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area.
Michael has a wide range of architectural experience. He has practiced as an architectural designer, a project architect, and a project manager. Project types include: single family residential, multi-unit housing, public educational facilities, university facilities, community .... More
For over 35 years Tim has been creating beautiful, intelligent, and ecologically sensitive homes, first as a builder and craftsperson, and since 1991 as a Project Architect with SALA Architects, Inc. Finding common sense yet inspiring solutions to challenging design problems of all types is a trademark of Tim's evolving practice. Part of that ongoing evolution is Tim's continuing focus on designing energy efficient structures that use fewer materials and use them wisely for each project he undertakes.
Before receiving a Master of Architecture from the University of Minnesota in 1991 Tim received a B.S. in Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1978. Since 1994 Tim has taught at the University of Minnesota College of Design as an Adjunct Assistant .... More
Robert Gay, principal of Radius Architects, LLC, believes that design is a kind of magic, where the magic of imagination brings a building out of nowhere into the mind, onto the paper, and then onto a site, and finally, into peoples' lives.
After receiving his degree in Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, Robert taught at the University of Hawaii and continued to do design and construction work for more than 20 years. His firm specializes in architecture, planning, and site design, integrating alternative materials, energy and water systems. He has had experience designing and building with straw-bale, adobe, rammed–earth, Rastra, bamboo, and other unconventional materials, incorporating new technologies such as solar water heating, .... More
Eric Gedney has been practicing architecture in the Seattle area since graduating from the University of Washington with a Masters of Architecture in 1988. He established his own firm in 1990 and has specialized in residential remodels and new homes. He is a current member of the American Institute of Architects and is a registered architect in the state of Washington.
In addition to healthy materials, Eric maintains that the healthiest home is the one in which the owner loves to live! His desire as an architect is to design creative, exciting spaces. He further emphasizes natural, light-filled designs as well as cost-effective solutions. Within a variety of styles, he emphasizes clean, classic lines, abundant natural light, balanced spaces and smooth flow. These .... More
Robert Gerloff designed the acclaimed Madeline Island Cottage featured in the 1998 best seller The Not so Big House by Sarah Susanka. He also designed The Laing residence featured in The New Cottage Home by Jim Tolpin and his own office featured in the 2001 book by Kira Obolensky Garage: Reinventing the Place We .... More
After working as a young man in the home building industry in New England, Christian Gladieux attended Boston Architectural Center from 1986–1989, and he's been designing exceptional homes ever since. He founded his own design firm in Oregon, Gladieux & Associates, in 1995. Christian is considered an authority on bungalow and Arts & Crafts design, having authored 3 books on the subject. Both he and his homes have been featured in numerous publications, and have received many well–deserved .... More
Mr. Gower has been steeped in architecture and design for much of his life. As a boy, he spent many hours at his father's architectural practice, and in the mid 1980's he studied at Carleton University's School of Architecture in Ottawa, Canada. As well as being schooled in architectural theory, Mr. Gower has experience in the practicalities of building new homes and renovating older houses. Through this construction experience, he has gained the ability to dovetail the spatial and aesthetic ideas of architecture with the sensibilities and cost-consciousness of the job site. His approach to design reflects that builder's know-how, a quality appreciated by owners and contractors alike. In addition to the aesthetic concepts of a designer and the practical considerations .... More
Brian Hanlen is the principal and founder of Brooks Design / Build, Inc. He began working for his grandfather, a builder, when he was twelve years old. When his grandfather retired, Brian was given the family name and the knowledge to begin the firm in Steamboat Springs, Colorado in 1996. Originally, the company's focus was on cabinetry, high–end finish work, and staircases. Over a period of several years an increasing local demand was recognized for consistent and thorough residential design work combined with project management. They have responded to this need by shifting their primary focus to design, project management, and acting as the project owner's representation. The builder's background and approach to design is a key component to the level of detail .... More
Ken has been designing homes for over 30 years. He has a passion for the art of architecture, with his love of fine art driving his designs. "The Artful Habitat" is more than just the KOH Company's tag line; it's the mission, the goal. Form should not follow function, nor vice-versa; they should be walking side by side.
Ken began drawing houses in his high school days, which were followed by training at the hands of his father-in-law, who was a large residential builder in the Seattle area. Ken got his "hands on", working in many of the disciplines of the home building industry, everything from foundations to finish carpentry. Prior to starting the KOH Company, he worked with The Richardson Associates (TRA) in Seattle as well as Rod Mager Architects in the San .... More
Paul Hare is committed to providing clients with innovative design solutions using traditional and unconventional construction methods and an ongoing commitment to researching sustainable technologies and methods. His design philosophy is simple: provide flexible, energy efficient plans to meet the client's desires and find a balance between quality construction and the surrounding environment.
Essential to a successful project is to educate the Client on the overall building process with emphasis on each phase (Design Development, Construction Documents and Construction) and how they impact each other. This collaboration between the Architect and Client provides an excellent foundation for meeting client goals and budgets.
Passive solar design, site .... More
Robert Hartford is a University of North Carolina graduate, class of 1978. For the next twenty years Robert worked in the construction industry, first in labor positions, followed by management positions, resulting in the formation of building and development companies of which he was and still is the primary owner. Robert currently holds an unlimited commercial / residential contracting license in North Carolina, is a member of the HBA Green Building Council, is a LEED certified designer, is a member of the National Green Building Council, and has an NC Real Estate brokers license.
From the beginning of his career in construction, education and discipline in building design has been the foundation and starting point for every project. When the first "energy .... More